San Francisco is a bustling city with the traffic to prove it. Our city sees its share of all kinds of traffic accidents, but some accidents are more common than others. If you or someone you care about has been injured by another driver’s negligence, consult with an experienced San Francisco car accident lawyer today.
Heavy Traffic Often Leads to Aggressive Driving
The heavy traffic that’s common to San Francisco can frustrate those prone to aggressive driving. Aggressive driving is dangerous, and one of the most dangerous components of aggressive driving is speeding. When an aggressive driver decides to drive at excessive speeds, that driver endangers everyone with whom he or she shares the road. Rear-end accidents are common to speeding, but driving over the speed limit increases the potential for any kind of traffic accident – and it’s likely that the consequences will be even more severe.
It’s important to recognize that you don’t have to be going over the speed limit to be speeding. To drive safely, drivers must factor in the road’s condition and visibility, including potholes, fog, road construction, and more.
Tourists Complicate the Matter
The fact is that San Francisco is a heavily touristed city – for very good reasons. Driving around San Francisco, however, can require some tricky maneuvering to accommodate its heavy traffic, steep hills, cable cars, and other unique conditions. In other words, there’s a learning curve when it comes to driving in San Francisco, and it can take tourists and newcomers a bit of time to get up to speed.
When you factor in the fact that finding your way in San Francisco can be confusing for anyone, you have a recipe for traffic accidents. Tourists are a fact of California traffic, which means that part of driving safely is remaining on the lookout for hesitant, unsure, or confused drivers in our midst. Common accidents include intersection crashes.
Distracted Drivers Cause Crashes
Distracted driving is on the rise everywhere, and San Francisco is no exception. Distracted drivers – whether they’re looking at their phones or simply dealing with their car’s GPS systems – are dangerous drivers. Statistics indicate that:
- In 2016, nine percent of all traffic accidents involved a distracted motorist.
- In 2016, distracted motorists were involved in traffic accidents that led to nearly 3,500 fatalities.
- New drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 years old are the group most closely associated with distracted driving fatalities.
If Another Motorist Leaves You Injured, Consult with a San Francisco Car Accident Lawyer Today
Car accidents are difficult to endure, but if another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, you need professional legal guidance to help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. The dedicated car accident attorneys at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. in San Francisco have the experience, commitment, and compassion to aggressively advocate for your case’s most advantageous resolution. We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at (415) 433-0444 for more information today.